• 2015-2016 Featured Charity in the Catalogue for Philanthropy
  • 2015 Outstanding Mentoring Program by the Virginia Mentoring Partnership

  • 2015 Raise DC Data Spotlight Award
  • 2014 Winner of Impact 100 in Richmond
  • 2014 Center for Nonprofit Advancement Board Leadership Honorable Mention
  • 2012, 2013, and 2014 Runner Up for Best Place to Volunteer in Washington, DC by Washington City Paper
  • 2012 S&I Social Impact Exchange
  • 2012 Smarter Summers Grantee from the National Summer Learning Association and The Walmart Foundation

Michelle Obama, Lynsey Wood Jeffries and Scholar 2

  • 2012 HandsOn Greater DC Cares Deloitte Spirit of Service Grant
  • 2011-2012 Featured Charity in the Catalogue for Philanthropy
  • 2011 Metlife Afterschool Innovator Award
  • 2009 Coming Up Taller Award presented by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
  • 2008 Enterprise Winner for the Catalogue of Philanthropy
  • 2008 feature in the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region’s annual report
  • 2008 listing in Washingtonian Magazine’s top local charities to support
  • 2006 national winner of the Excellence in Summer Learning Award, given by Johns Hopkins University
  • 2006 Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders Award
  • 2005 winner of the Washington Post Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award
  • 2005 NPower/Accenture Award for Nonprofit Innovation in Technology